Pelosi shows off poster of ‘McConnell’s graveyard’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unloaded on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, accusing the Kentucky Republican of effectively turning the upper chamber into a legislative “graveyard.”

The House Democratic leader at her weekly news conference unveiled a poster covered with headstones representing various bills and pieces of legislation that have become stalled in the Senate.

{mosads}”Leader McConnell seems to take great pride in calling himself the ‘Grim Reaper,’ it’s part of his political campaign,” Pelosi said at the press conference. “It’s part of the pride he takes as leader of the Senate.”

“None of these things are going to pass,” she continued. “They’re not even going to be voted on.”

The poster depicted more than a dozen bills currently stalled in the Senate, including the Equality Act, which would codify nondiscrimination language protecting Americans on the basis of sex and gender identity in federal law, as well as the Violence Against Women Act.

“What is it about @SenateMajLdr & the Republicans in Congress that they refuse to act on issues that the American people are demanding solutions from on?” Pelosi added on Twitter.

McConnell previously told Fox News that he has embraced the title of “Grim Reaper” in the Senate, a title he said he gave himself.

“I’ve kind of enjoyed playing off of my enemies over the years, and in fact the ‘Grim Reaper’ title, I gave myself,” he told Fox. “Happy to embrace it.”

Pelosi last week denounced McConnell’s refusal to take up the bills, referring to the Senate as a “graveyard” in a scrum with reporters.

“We’re very proud of the work that we have done to send over to the Senate, where Mitch McConnell has said he’s the ‘Grim Reaper’ — it’s a Senate graveyard,” she told reporters last week. “We have news for him: It’s alive and well in the public, and he will be hearing from the public, hopefully very soon.”

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